If a publisher sells to readers of historical fiction, they’re not going to buy a story that doesn’t meet those expectations, no matter how good the story may be. We need to market to the market, even though it might mean changing our minds about how something should be classified.
But how about yours? If you’ve got a good historical novel you’ve never sold, dust it off and let us see it. You never know, it might be a winner. Send the first chapter and synopsis, along with the entry form, to NovelJourneyContest@gmail.com.